Occupational therapy research and bayesian approach

The occupational therapy students are learning the Bayesian approach using Stan in our laboratory.


Stan is a free software performs Bayesian approach for arbitrary users' models.

It can be called from various software such as R, Python, and Matlab.

We are using Stan via R.

Occupational therapy research involves various bothersome problems such as biased data and complicated models.

Bayesian approach has the potential to respond to these problems through flexible statistical modeling.

I think that Stan is a useful tool to implement the Bayesian approach for occupational therapy research.

I recommend Stan and Bayesian approach to all who want to improve the quality of occupational therapy research.